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Grand Karakoram Traverse is a combination of multiple treks, which is specially designed to overcome the adventural thirsts of the trekkers around the globe. The Panoramic Trek starts from the hushe valley onward to gandagoro pass then down to great baltoro glacier upto Concordia (the adventure paradise) trekking to Concordia is a journey of lifetime, Galen Rowell described Concordia as the "throne room of the mountain gods". being the hub of great mountains of karakoram 4 eight-thousanders and many other seven-thousanders as well. Almost all expeditions and trekking groups passes Concordia to seek their adventure thirst. From the top of Gondogoro-La it offers a breathtaking view of Masherbrum, Hidden Peak, Chogolisa, Trinity Peak, Lela Peak and the Gondogoro Glacier.

Then the trek leads to Biafo & Hispar Glaciers, which have a total length of 126 kms and forms the longest glacier outside Polar Regions. They meet at the 5150 meters Hispar Pass. This immense high way of ice and stones connects the antique kingdoms of Nagar in the west and Askoli (little Tibet) in east. This route was extensively used to connect the Silk Route with the Indian Sub-continent, China and Tibet. Mr. H. W. Tilman an English trekker claimed in 1937 that he had seen the footprints of Yeti on the glacier. Geologists after conducting tests on the snow lake confirmed that the thickness of snow is one mile. Here one can observe the rare species of animals in abundance like snow Leopards, Himalayan Bears, Ibex, Markhore, and sometimes the Marco polo Sheep. The trek ends in Hispar village and then to Karimabad Hunza. In Hunza one can visit to the ancient Altit and Baltit Forts standing on mountain cliffs.. On our journey back to Islamabad is on Karakoram Highway also known as 8th  wonder of the world. KKH is built on the Rocky Mountains which is a miracle of mankind on earth, also known as the silk route.

Day 01

Arrival in Islamabad and transfer to Hotel.

Day 02

Flight to skardu or drive to Chilas - Hotel.

Day 03

Drive Chilas to Skardu or day free – Hotel

Day 04

Drive by jeep to Hushe village - Camp.

Day 05

Trek to Saitcho.- Camp

Day - 06

Trek to Dalsangpa - Camp.

Day - 07

Trek to Gondogoro Base Camp - Camp.

Day - 08

Cross Gondogoro La.  To Ali Camp - Camp.

Day - 10

Trek to Concordia  - Camp.

Day-  11

Trek to K-2 Base Camp – Camp

Day-  12

Rest day. Explore the area - CAMP

Day - 13

Trek back to Concordia. Short stay at Broad Peak BC –Camp

Day - 14

Trek to Biango - Camp

Day - 15

Trek to Khuburdse  - Camp

Day - 16

Trek to Bardomal – Camp

Day - 17

Trek to Trek to Korofong – Cmap

Day - 18

Rest day at Korofong – Camp

Day - 19

Trek to Namla – Camp

Day - 20

Trek to Mango – Camp

Day - 21

Trek to Krofogoro – Camp

Day - 22

Trek to Biantha – Camp

Day - 23

Trek to Latok – Camp

Day - 24

Trek to Snow Lake – Camp

Day - 25

Trek to Hispar La (5151 Meters) – Camp

Day - 26

Trek Hispar La to Khani Basa – Camp

Day - 27

Trek to Bitanmal – Camp

Day - 28

Trek to Hispar Village – Camp

Day - 29

Trek to Huro – Camp

Day - 30

Drive to Karimabad Hunza - Hotel

Day - 31

Free day at Hunza Valley – Hotel

Day - 32

Drive to Chilas – Hotel

Day - 33

Drive to Islamabad – Hotel

Day - 34

Departure from Pakistan.

 

 

Services included:

  • Arrival & Departure:Airport – Hotel – Airport transfers (Pick Up and Drop off).
  • Accommodation In Islamabad:2 nights hotel at 4 star Hotel in Islamabad on Twin sharing basis.
  • Welcome Dinner:One Welcome Dinner in tourist standard restaurant in Islamabad to the team members with Expedition Staffs.
  • Cargo Clearance Assistance:Assistance to International Air cargo clearance of Member Personal Luggage, gears and equipment (if any).
  • Permit & Official Documentations:Application documentation with authorities for issuance of permit (in restricted zones).
  • Trekking Fee Submission: Paying Trekking fee to the government of Pakistan.
  • Site Seeing: Local site seeing in Islamabad or surroundings, if time permits.
  • Licensed Mountain Guide:1 Mountain Guide (Licensed from the government) with full equipment, salary, food and accommodation.
  • Garbage Management:Garbage fee Deposit to the relevant authorities.
  • Map:Trekking map.
  • Members Transportation:
  1. Domestic Flight: Flight for all members from Islamabad to Skardu & Skardu to Islamabad, as per Itinerary (dependent on weather).
  2. Air conditioned land transportation from Islamabad to skardu & Skardu to Islamabad (in case of flight cancelation).
  3. Land Transportation: 4x4 Jeep Skardu to Askole and on returning Askole to Skardu with all gears, logistics and staff.
  • Accommodation in Chillas: 2 nights stay at Chilas, in case of flight cancellation to Skardu or Islamabad, on twin sharing basis, with full board.
  • Accommodation in Skardu: 2 or 3 nights Hotel in Islamabad on Twin sharing basis Bed Room, with full board.
  • Food and Lodging: 3 times meals a day (Breakfast, Dinner and Lunch; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/Camp during the trek and Basecamp.
  • Camping: All Necessary equipment for Camping during the trek.
  • Porter:Porters per member up to Base camp from Askole & Porters while returning from Basecamp to Askole.
  • Staff:Experienced and well-trained Cook & kitchen Helpers as required.
  • Staff wages and Allowance:All staffs & porters daily wages, salary, equipment, foods & clothing.
  • Staff Insurance: All local staff (Guide, Cook, Helper and porters) will be insured for any loss or damage.
  • Trekking Equipment: All the necessary items, including kitchen, mess, toilet and sleeping tents, mattress, pillow, Tables, chairs & all necessary cooking gears.
  • Medical Kit: Necessary Medical kit for group members and staffs.
  • Farewell Dinner: A farewell dinner will be given at Islamabad before departure to your homeland by us.
  • Fees and Local Taxes: All Camping fees, road taxes & bridge crossing fees.
  • International Flight Assistance: Full assistance for international ticket confirmation and reservations.

 

Service Exclusions:

 

  • Pakistan Entry Visa fee:Pakistani Visa fee.
  • International Flight: Members international flight tickets. 
  • Climbing Gear: Any kind of gear related to climbing activity.
  • Custom Charges: Any customs clearance charges on arrival of climbing gears.
  • Room Services: Room service, gratuities for personal services or items of a purely personal nature.
  • Extra night in Islamabad: Extra nights accommodation in Islamabad. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking / Expedition (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Insurance:Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, medical & emergency evacuation.
  • Cancellation: Trip cancellation Insurance and charges.
  • Rescue Evacuation:Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Medication, Medical Tests and Hospitalization costs.)
  • Personal Expenses:Telephone, Internet, battery recharge, shower, Laundry, any Alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Islamabad but we will serve all kinds of beverages for members in basecamp), and also Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking /Climbing Gears.
  • Any Unforeseen Expenses: Any unforeseen expenses (just like road blockage extra hotel stay or if members stay more days at Base Camp) then members will be pay according to the numbers of days basses. 
  • Late or Early Arrival: climbing member will arrive together. If any/some member split during the arrival time/period then there extra expenses will be charged according to normal price.
  • Filming:Special Filming, Camera and Drone permit and its fee (if required).
  • Tips: Calculate some tips for Basecamp staffs. (minimum 300USD)
  • Extra:Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any other item not listed in Cost Includes section.

Trek Summary
Trek Name
Grand Karakoram Treverse
Maximum Altitude
5,650m
Trek Status
Strenuous
Trek Zone
Restricted
Camping Nights
26 Nights
Hotel Nights
07 Nights
Location
Karakoram Pakistan
Best Season
June to September
Total Duration
34 Days
Group Size
7 +
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